Dateline North America, 2017: Cultural baggage comes in many forms, especially when a culture isn’t intellectually justified.
For the past five years, there has been at least one reported case of so-called “honor killing” each year in a different U.S. city, which means that there are many more.
The ruling Left, which has been trained to handle all major verbal forms of communication in America and Canada, reports very selectively on the criminal habits of people from the Third World for a variety of reasons all of which point at the root of an old anti-Western ideology whose origin festered in the bowels of prewar Germany and the Victorian Era England: liberal activism. Ever since the poison of the old European Liberalism (in the form of the Frankfurt School and the New School For Social Research) was imported and then domesticated by a naive and intellectually underdeveloped America of the 1940’s and 1950’s, the privileged classes have become untouchable. The old privileged class was that of the factory worker. The new privileged classes are the elites on welfare, the Third World immigrants and various other artificially generated minorities conjured up in the liberal academic circles for the purposes of destroying the vital sense of national unity in the West. For this reason, crimes committed in the name of a Third World culture of Islam (which comes in several flavors) are toned down and under-reported in the mainstream Western Media.
One type of Muslim immigrant crime imported from the Islamic culture of the Middle East is known as “honor killings”. Whether it is a Pushtun daughter dragged by hair from her bedroom out into the provincial village square so she could be slaughtered like sheep by her father in front of the whole community (where the water fountain would run red with a daughter’s blood) because she was reported to him by his new son-in-law as “not a virgin” or whether it is an Iranian wife who grew too old for her bored husband lusting after a new young bride (for whom an excuse for a religiously sanctioned murder of his wife by stoning in public was invented by the husband on false charges of adultery) – ”honor killings” – remain an endemic phenomenon in the lives of the rural, semi-rural and even some urban communities of Muslims worldwide. Let us not forget that in the Hadith (Sunnah) – the oral transmission of sayings of the Prophet of Islam – there is a description of an honor killing that the Holy Prophet of Islam authorized (Al-Bukhari Volume 7: Book 63: Hadith 195).
It is especially relevant for a genuine Westerner to understand how this evil phenomenon known as ”honor killings” is designed to impress with an impersonal nature of the Islamic community (‘ummah’) so that no individual would or could raise himself or herself above the requirements of an Islamic way of life. In 2008, teen sisters in Texas had allegedly been shot dead by their father because they had boyfriends. In Georgia, Sandeela Kanwal was strangled by her father because she wanted to leave an arranged marriage. The pizza-shop-owner father, Chaudry Rashid, told the police, “She [my daughter] wasn’t being true to her religion or to her husband.” She was 25 years old when killed by her Muslim dad. A year later, twenty-year old Noor Almaleki was run over by her father in Arizona for falling in love with some Muslim fellow of her choice.
In New York, Aasiya Hassan was beheaded by her husband for allegedly seeking a divorce. She was 37. And in 2014, Amina Ajmal testified in a New York courtroom against her father for killing her boyfriend’s relatives in Pakistan as a revenge for dating her. The cases involving girls from Pakistan are a chilling reminder in the 2014 New York Times front page photograph of a girl brutally beaten outside a courtroom in Lahore for marrying a man of her choice. On May 30, 2017 a Turkish Court acquitted two Kurdish brothers on the charges of plotting to kill their sister Hatun Surucu (who was 23). Their third brother rots in a German jail for shooting to death his sister on the street.
The template of behavior is identical in all cases: the victim is accused and then condemned by a male family member for adopting an “American” lifestyle—sporting sleeveless or wearing jeans, befriending boys, and choosing to be free from family traditions. All Muslim men view their honor through their women. While they live on Western soil, they are loath to accept American customs and values. They see it as a threat to their culture and creed. The individual must bow and resign before the impersonal totality of the clan unity – that is the way of the Middle East, and the way of Islam, too.
In the article below a sober Canadian French viewpoint on the threat of this form of cultural baggage brought by the Islamic immigration into the West is expressed, and backed by some solid statistics from social research. It would appear that even some Media in socialist Canada have a better grasp on this problem than the Mainstream Media in America do.
91% OF HONOR CRIMES IN THE WORLD ARE COMMITTED BY MUSLIMS (STUDY)
POSTE DE VEILLE, 9/2/2012
There were 2,823 victims of “violence based on honor” in Britain last year, according to (limited) police statistics for 2011 obtained by a women’s rights organization for Iranian and Kurdish communities obtained through a request for access to information: a dozen murders occur each year.
Apologists want honor killings to be treated as domestic violence to avoid embarrassing questions about the values of others, but in fact they are very different crimes. Domestic violence involves a person (usually a man) who beats or kills another person. Honor crimes and honor-based violence are a family matter.
These crimes are underreported, but every year there are several thousands around the world. Here are some striking statistics and conclusions from an in-depth academic study of 172 honor crimes, based on information published in English-language media around the world.
It is more a cultural than a religious phenomenon, stemming from the tribal bad habits of South Asia and the Middle East, and if the Hindus, the Sikhs, and rarely Christians do it, the brutal truth is that honor crimes are mainly committed by Muslims against Muslim victims (91% in the world, 84% in North America, 96% in Europe) .
Worldwide, two thirds of the victims (93% women) were killed by their families of origin: 49% in North America, 66% in Europe and 72% in Muslim countries. More than half of the victims experienced an atrocious death, having been burned alive, stoned, decapitated, stabbed repeatedly, or after gang rape.
In 58% of the cases, it was because they were “too westernized” , which included: lack of subordination, rejection of Islamic dress, wanting to make a career, attending non-Muslims or having a non-Muslim boyfriend, an arranged marriage or leaving a violent husband. This criterion covers 91% of murders in North America, 71% in Europe and 43% in the Muslim world. In the other cases, the killings were committed for different sexual conduct (for example, having been raped or accused of adultery).
A recent poll by the BBC’s Asian network of 500 Hindus, Sikhs, Christians and Muslims revealed an alarming fact: 1 in 10 would endorse the murder of anyone who taints the honor of his family . The statement of Mohammad Shafia that “even if they drag me to the gallows, nothing is more precious to me than my honor,” has deep cultural roots.
We are deluding ourselves if we think there is no violence in the name of honor in our immigrant communities. We should clearly express our disapproval, warn those who are likely to commit these crimes, and support their potential victims .
European countries should follow the example of Canada, where, since 2009, the study guide given to new immigrants to prepare them for the citizenship test, reads: “Canada’s openness and generosity exclude Barbaric cultural practices that tolerate spousal violence, honor killings, female genital mutilation, forced marriages or other acts of gender-based violence. Those guilty of such crimes are severely punished by Canadian laws. ”
The judge did not mince words when he sentenced each of the three members of the Shafia family to a minimum sentence of 25 years in prison: “It is difficult to conceive of a crime more vile and hateful. The apparent reason for these shameful cold-blooded murders is that these four totally innocent victims had outraged your completely twisted concept of honor, which has absolutely no place in a civilized society. ”
It’s as simple as that. Forget cultural sensitivities. There is no excuse for domestic terrorism.
EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared in The Geller Report. The featured image is of the stoning of a Muslim woman is about to begin in Iran, as depicted in the film The Stoning of Soraya M.